The Infamous Stringdusters
Things That Fly
The Infamous Stringdusters took just ten days to record their third album Things That Fly. That’s astonishing considering this is one of the best bluegrass albums of the year. But this sextet knows how to make a killer album. They’ve been doing that since their debut Fork in the Road.
“All the Same” starts off like a bluegrass version of Damien Rice’s “Volcano.” Same minor chord progression, same rhythm, and just like “Volcano,” the depressive feel of the song grabs a hold of your emotions and doesn’t let go. I love it.
They do a great cover of U2’s “In God’s Country” from The Joshua Tree. But instead of rock that reaches atmospheric proportions, it is bluegrass that reaches the heavens. They also duet with Dierks Bentley on the poor man’s anthem “17 Cents.”
Just like most bluegrass albums, The Infamous Stringdusters incorporate a couple of phenomenal instrumental tracks to showcase their immense strummin’ and pickin’ abilities. “Magic #9” and “The Deputy” solidify the group as a tour de force in the bluegrass community. Of course, said community already knows this, as the group won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s awards for Album, Song, and Emerging Artist of the Year for their debut Fork in the Road.
The third album from The Infamous Stringdusters is another solid bluegrass album from the heir-apparent to Nickel Creek’s young bluegrass group throne.
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